|Australia won by 39 runs Scorecard Pakistan disappointed completing a globe document run chase in the first Examination versus Australia in Brisbane.The visitors, established a target of 490, began the final day on 382-8 and got on target for a popular victory till Asad Shafiq succumbed to 137 at 449-9. Yasir Shah was run out by Steve Smith’s direct hit from 2nd slip four balls later as the house side won by 39 runs. The record for the highest possible effective Examination chase is West Indies’ 418-7 to beat Australia in Antigua in 2003.
Nonetheless, Pakistan’s 450 all out equates to the 3rd highest possible rating made in the fourth innings of any type of Test.Man of the
suit Shafiq, who reached his century right before the end of day 4, had adeptly shepherded the tail, sharing half-century stands for the seventh, eighth and ninth arch – the first time this had taken place in a Test – with Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Yasir.But when Shafiq
fended off a Mitchell Starc baby bouncer to David Detector at gully, the Australians were quickly able to conclude victory in the 22nd over of the last day of this day-night experience as Yasir dropped after captain Smith’s straight hit caught him from his crease.The three-match series continues with the conventional Boxing Day Examination
in Melbourne on 26 December.
So close, up until now -the stats
- 230 – the most pursues the loss of the sixth wicket in the 4th innings of an Examination (beating India’s 227 versus England at Lord’s in 2002)
- 1988 – the in 2014 Australia shed an Examination at the Gabba. They are unbeaten in their last 28 sees (21 wins, seven draws)
- Pakistan have actually shed their last 10 Examinations in Australia, following 3-0 series defeats in 1999-2000, 2004-05 and also 2009-10
- Shafiq’s 137 was the 5th greatest Pakistan individual fourth-innings score, as well as equalled his very own Test-best rating (made v New Zealand in Sharjah, 2014)
- South Africa stay the only Test side not to impose the follow-on and shed (v Australia at Durban in 1950)